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Acoma Pueblo

Casa Blanca, New Mexico
County of Cibola.
13 miles south of Casa Blanca on New Mexico 23; Acomita, New Mexico 87034; I-40 Exit 102
National Register Number: 66000500
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - village site (pueblo group). The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NM-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Tours available: www.puebloofacoma.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Acoma Pueblo, built on top of a giant, craggy mesa, is one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in the United States. Founded as early as A.D. 1100, its location made it virtually impregnable in early times. The Mission of San Estevan del Rey, built to the side of the pueblo ca. 1629-1642 adds to the impressiveness of the site with its battered adobe walls and bold silhouette, a near-perfect blend of Indian and Spanish influences. The Acoma still use the pueblo and have considerable interaction with neighboring non-Indians, yet maintain their identity as a separate community with distinctive cultural systems.

There is always the threat of erosion by natural elements, but otherwise the landmark is in good condition.

The latest award or grant that the tribe recieved was through the Getty Institute, a grant of $250,000 was awarded for the restoration of the roof on San Esteban del Rey Mission.

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